Peyton Klein started the Global Minds Initiative after-school program at Pittsburgh Allderdice High School after she saw her homeroom teacher struggling to communicate with a refugee student from Syria.

She wanted to help new students from other countries to build relationships with their English-speaking classmates so that they each could share their experiences, make friends and dialogue about human rights, diversity and cultural identity as they practice speaking the language.

But she didn’t expect Global Minds to grow so quickly.

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